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in the capital city of pretoria. that's a serious condition for a man of his age. even though his health has been declining recent years, he was well enough this summer to receive visitors at his home, including the clinton family. mandela has been treated for a lung infection before. this is his fourth day in the hospital. his longest hospitalization in the past several years. doctors say he is responding to treatment. there's no reason to panic. they're also asking south africans to keep their revered leader in their prayers. josh? >> bazi kanani in south africa. >>> here at home, a medical helicopter has crashed west of chicago, killing two nurses and a pilot flying to a nearby hospital. the chopper crashed in a field near rochelle. no word why it crashed. >>> major, new concerns about the war in afghanistan this morning. u.s. troops are set to withdraw in a matter of months. but a new pentagon report finds only 1 of afghanistan's 23 army brigades is prepared to take over the duties. >>> we're learning more about the navy s.e.a.l. killed while helping to rescue a doctor in afghanistan. nichola
in the nfl tragedy in kansas city. chiefs linebacker jovan belcher fatally shooting his girlfriend and then taking his own life. just 24 hours later, the team finding the strength to get back on the field. abc's john schriffen is in kansas city with the latest on this story. john, good morning to you. >> reporter: elizabeth good morning. chiefs' head coach romeo crennel said overnight he made the decision to play the game to help his players take their minds off their, quote, misery for a few hours. but this morning, police and nfl players and friends try to figure out why belcher took his life so violently. abc news has learned he regularly visited gun ranges. and had multiple weapons in his home. abc news has learned that kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher not only owned guns but he and his girlfriend kasandra perkins used them recreationally. >> i knew before she was pregnant that they liked to go to the gun range and shoot. and that it was a lot of fun for both of them. >> reporter: police said belcher turned one of those guns on perkins, reportedly nine times at the h
how some cities are arming teachers. while many parents are taking safety into their own hands by buying bullet-resistant backpacks for their children. >> there's a lot of fear out there. there is a lot of fear. >> nothing shows it more than that. >>> let's get to the breaking developments on the extreme weather battering much of the country. there's reports of damaging tornados in the south? >> yeah, everything you're going to see, elizabeth, is coming from one storm system. from those dust storms in texas, to the severe warnings in seven states. let's take the ones that are immediate right now. the biggest danger from the severe storm reports. we have multiple tornado warnings popping up right now in alabama and louisiana. we had reports of folks trapped in mobile and damage in the storms popping up as we speak right now in all of those storm zones. this is where the storms are likely to be strongest today. this storm system has a big snowmaking low to the north. but a cold front to the south. jacksonville, to atlanta to charleston to raleigh. this is where the strong storms,
is best circumstances. can be tricky. get a load of this. hundreds of workers at new york city jfk airport threatening to go on strike on december 20th. these are the security guards. none at the checkpoint. but they direct traffic, make sure the gates are secure. it could add to the chaos of travelers will feel over a busy holiday. planes will be packed. the airline trade group says 85% to 90% of the seats will be filled. and the holiday trip will cost you more than last year, 9% more, according to travelocity. nonstop prices are nearly double than what they were at the beginning of december. >> the average price is over $400 round-trip. that's a big bite out of someone's wallet, especially if you multiply that across several family members. >> reporter: if you're still on the fence about whether to take that christmas flight, decide fast. >> the time to book was weeks ago. but if you haven't booked yet, you have to pull the trigger right now. prices are going up, not every day, but every hour you wait. >> reporter: looking for cheaper fares, travelocity says your best bet is christmas ev
is home, heart and family. lucky, lucky little mckenzie gibson from kansas city, missouri, plays number 12 on her soccer team. today, she turns 12 years old. >> it's going to be a really special and unique day. >> reporter: plenty moms want what mckenzie has. we have heard reports of c-sections scheduled for today. along with 300 weddings, here at the chapel. >> if you ever forget your anniversary. >> yeah. >> he's in trouble. >> reporter: some say it's lucky. i say it's just an impossible date to forget. now, this particular chapel is where britney spears got married. you remember the infamous 55-hour marriage. that's all it lasted. i'm hoping that some of the 12-12-12 magic means the joy that we've seen here today, the marriages will last a lot longer than that. amy? >> as do so many vegas weddings. nick watt, thank you so much. >> he looks good in a tux. >> he does. i love it. >> i thought he was going to ask for a martini. >>> sam, you got our weather? >> i didn't know why i didn't think of that date for the wedding. it didn't occur to me. let's get to the boards. one or two things goi
. rock 'n' roll greats from across the pond. and some homegrown talent, as well. my city of ruin come on, rise up ♪ >> reporter: it began fittingly, with bruce springsteen, singing once again about loss, longing and hope, along jersey's battered shore. ♪ new york concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ >> reporter: more than five hours later, it ended with alicia keys, and a stage full of first responders. in a night that combined music of the east. and west. and kanye. ♪ we made it through the hurricane ♪ ♪ live and let die >> reporter: at 1:00 a.m., 70-year-old sir paul mccartney was tearing it up. once as the new left-handed frontman, the surviving members of the late kurt cobain's band nirvana. rock royalty was in the house. ♪ you got me rockin' ♪ you can run you can run ♪ i used to rule the world >> reporter: chris martin of coldplay, charmed with a solo "viva la vida." and billy joel represented his native long island. ♪ that's what it's all about ♪ momma, if that's moving up then i'm moving out ♪ >> reporter: the concert seemed to earn the note of tri
states, since 1994. good lord. really? i mean, should there be that many? >> reporter: big-city mayors and one of the nation's biggest police unions have called for a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity clips. and for some longtime allies of the gun lobby, this week was a tipping point. >> never in my life did i ever think we would have 20 children slaughtered. so, it changed everything. >> reporter: there's signs this morning that everyone, including those that sell guns, are reassessing. at least for now. walmart has stopped online sales of the bushmaster rifle used in newtown. dick's sporting goods has suspended sales of certain assault rifles. an investor in bushmaster said it's pulling out. a change on such a decisive issue never comes easy. >> the second amendment means what it says. you're really blind to the role that plays in enabling murderers to operate with impunity. >> yeah. i know why sales of these weapons have been soaring in the last few days. it's down to idiots like you. >> reporter: the fierce debate continues. still, the killing of children in cold blood is gri
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